January 31, 2017
When it comes to the winter months, it’s no surprise PE teachers can sometimes have a hard time coming up with new and creative games for students to play inside the gym. Whether it’s raining, snowing or just too cold to go outside, here are a few games that will get kids up and moving inside.
Indoor Soccer: All you need are two goals (or a taped off box on the wall) and a soccer ball, and you’ve got a match. Indoor soccer for the most part follows the rules of regular soccer, except there is no out of bounds. You can bounce the ball off the walls or travel behind the goal.
Knockout: Organizing a game of basketball can be hard if not everyone knows the rules of the game or how to play. Instead, take the best elements of the sport and create your own fast-paced game of knockout. Divide the class into two and place them in straight lines facing the basket, with the first person in each line holding a basketball. The object of the game is to shoot your ball into the hoop before the person next to you, if you do – they’re knocked out!
Spikeball®: If you don’t have the equipment for volleyball, spikeball is a great alternative.The game is played 2 on 2 and the object is to spike the ball on the net below and past your opponent. But unlike volleyball, there are no sides or boundaries and students can run around the entire net.
Field Day: Remember in elementary school when the best day of the year was field day! Recreate some of the best games, like:
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